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Eastern Europe

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to support the aspirations of some east European states to join the EEC; and if he will make a statement.

We were the first to advocate association agreements for the emerging democracies of central and eastern Europe seeking a bridge to the Community. This is now established EC policy and the Commission should soon begin discussions with Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.